Search Results: "Amanda Eyre Ward"


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THE NEARNESS OF YOU by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Looks like literary fiction, smells like literary fiction, tastes like literary fiction—but sensational developments, tabloid situations, and clairvoyant dreams take Ward's (This Same Sky, 2015,etc.) topical plot into telenovela territory."
A young surrogate mother changes her mind and goes AWOL. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2003

"A worthy first effort from a writer still developing."
The lives of three women orbit a murder and the pending execution—in a debut effort that straddles literary and crime fiction. Read full book review >

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THE SAME SKY by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Earnest and well-told. Heartstrings will be pulled."
Returning to a format that's proven effective in her past work, Ward (Close Your Eyes, 2011, etc.) creates two very different storylines with no obvious clues as to how they will intersect.Read full book review >

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CLOSE YOUR EYES by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"A captivating story of loss, forgiveness and ultimate redemption."
Lauren Mahdian believes her father "ruined everything, everything, everything" in Ward's (Sleep Toward Heaven, 2004, etc.) literary novel. Read full book review >

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LOVE STORIES IN THIS TOWN by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2009

"Luminous work from a gifted writer."
In her first collection, novelist Ward (Forgive Me, 2008, etc.) gently and discreetly invites us into her characters' lives. Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"An acute, sharp-angled love story with a rare sense of history."
Always-on-the-run journalist thrill-seeker is finally forced to deal with the consequences of the horrors she loves to report. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE LOST by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"A voyage of discovery cloaked in suburban ennui: engaging and hard to let go."
An obsession with, or desire to forget, a long-missing child keeps a family trapped like flies in amber. Read full book review >

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AMANDA by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A well-traveled path with nary an unpredictable turn. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first hardcover for the popular Hooper provides all the requisite thrills, chills, and hot-blooded romance, but this southern-style mystery, love story, should-be-a-TV-movie-of-the- week somehow lacks soul. Read full book review >

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NINTH WARD by Jewell Parker Rhodes
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2010

"A good title for discussion when balanced with historical accounts of Katrina and her aftermath. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Born with a caul, 12-year-old Lanesha can see and sometimes communicate with spirits, and her guardian, former midwife Mama Ya-Ya, has dreams and visions that foretell the future. Read full book review >

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Released: April 22, 1992

"Superficial, then, but, for fans of medical drama, still a roller-coaster ride with plenty of peaks and plunges."
Stanley, a free-lance journalist from Portland, Oregon, chronicles her three-week sojourn as a fly on the wall in the labor-and-delivery unit of Oregon Health Services Univ. Read full book review >

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JANE EYRE by Amy Corzine
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Distinctly subpar. (Graphic classic. 13 & up)"
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre may seem a fairly innocuous choice for a graphic-novel adaption, but Corzine proves otherwise. Read full book review >

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THE WARD by Jordana Frankel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
A society built atop a catastrophe-stricken United States of America, a feisty heroine torn between guys, an evil government—stop us if you've read this already. Read full book review >